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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 4.15 pm Paris time.

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2014-02-07

Government postpones family reform bill

This week, the French government appears to make a U-turn on a family policy bill, a move hailed as a victory by conservative protest groups. Next, two decades after the Rwandan genocide, France places a suspected accomplice on trial for the very first time. And getting into the Olympic spirit: we tell you about a new event at the Winter Games in Sochi, and the young Frenchman hoping to win it.

By Tom BURGES WATSON , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL

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2014-04-11 television

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2014-04-04 wildlife

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2014-03-28 art

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2014-03-14 pollution

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